Media: Northern California Dialect 'Boontling' Nearing Extinction
Editor for this issue: Brent Woo
Date: 27-Feb-2013 From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org> Subject: Northern California Dialect 'Boontling' Nearing Extinction E-mail this message to a friend
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 'Boontling', a dialect of English spoken only in a small town in northern California, is down to 12 speakers. It can at times be unintelligible to mainstream American English speakers due to its unique jargon.